2017-07-05 Lots of small Berlin woolwork patterns, crocheted bedjackets and slippers, traditional costumes, doll patterns, and various old and new charted designs

This time, I’m not going to talk about each publication separately. That’s because there are quite a number of them, and writing the blog post takes time. Instead, I’ll try to group them more or less by donor.

NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm


D-YS112 P.G. Lom – Klederdragten en Typen van Bewoners van Nederland.


This is a very small leporello, with only the front cover. It features the traditonal costumes of the Netherlands, with the focus on the headdresses of the women. There’s a very touching image included, two young orphans of the Citizens Orphanage of Amsterdam, walking hand in hand, both in the black-and-red official orphanage costume. There are more images of children in this costume in other publications, which will eventually be scanned and added. Red and black (and three white crosses) are on the coat of arms of Amsterdam.

B-TT002 Le Filet Ancien VII


For the filet lovers, Filet Ancien number 7! No further introduction needed. Franciska has outdone herself in charting the little tiny patterns from the four last pages.

G-KR004 Bedjackets and slippers


For the crochet lovers, bedjackets and slippers. This was a donation of Kathryn Roloff, edited by Yvonne DeBandi.

C-YS701.4 Agnes Lucas, Puppenmutterchens Nahschule


The final doll pattern from our series of eight. I might mention here that since scanning and editing these, more have come into our hands. Expect other patterns in due time!




D-YS051 to D-YS059 Berlin woolwork

Find them all on the News page!

My former colleagues have made a magnificent donation of a stack of Berlin woolwork scans, back when I left my job to enjoy my pension. There were quite a number of people involved and as they have not written down who donated what, I have assigned the items at random. The boy with the red jacket has been published in an earlier version; this time the chart has been included.

And since they have been as busy as bees, more publications from that source will follow.


D-CK002 to D-CK004 and H-CK001

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Then a by no means complete set of Claudia. I will publish her drawings and charts as we get them ready, so they will be added in between publication rounds. That is because there is such a body of work that if I mentioned each individual item, we’d talk about nothing else.

Claudia donated also some Berlin woolwork scans, and original designs. Not all has been recharted with PC Stitch, but again, everything from the North will be published as we get it ready. The German sampler is a beauty.

E-AL005 Hertz & Wegener Roses and Morning glories


Another one of the collection of  Ann Lawrence. A lovely bouquet.



H-CH001 Wittich 737, floral border motif


And this one is from the Cooper Hewitt collection. It’s fairly well known, at least I saw it before, more than once, but now we have a non-Pinterest non-Russian,  official source for the image together with the permission to republish it.



For the next section, we exclude Pennsylvania residents. We did not manage to file for permission to broadcast pleas for donation with the Pennsylvania authorities, and therefore we don’t have the right to ask those who live in Pennsylvania for donations.

Then, again, as usual, our plea for donations, in order for the project to survive. If you value our work, and you can afford it, we are grateful for every dollar.

Donate now to support the Antique Pattern Library project to pay for such things as database and website development, web hosting costs, data entry, scanning equipment, and help us meet the public funding ratio, which allows us to keep our nonprofit status, making your donations tax-deductible, depending on where you live and on the local tax laws and tax treaties.

Scan donations count too! They save us room (for the books) money (for the shipping price and customs duties), and time (for scanning).

And if you are an Amazon customer, you can also support us via Amazon Smile. If you click on the Amazon link before you start shopping, Amazon will set aside a little bit from their profit on what you spend and give that to us.

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The limit of small donations is 240 USD. It increases if we get more small donations. That’s the limit to what you can donate per year and still have it count towards the small donations. It’s recalculated every year. If you donate more, the IRS puts your donations on the other side of the public funding ratio. So, if you were planning to donate just above the limit, give some to another organization, buy a cup of coffee and donate just the limit amount.

On the other hand, we are looking for people who can afford a one-time larger donation to support our goals for the coming year, which will cost us some money.It will help speed up our publication rate, and make more time available for the actual library work, which is sadly suffering, because we as Board members have to spend more time than we like on bookkeeping and IRS compliance and stuff like that. Necessary, but it cuts into the time we have for the Library. Your donations will help us hire help for the elementary tasks and for editing.

If you can’t afford to give anything, which also happens in these difficult times, introducing the Library to people who don’t know of it yet, is very useful, since it broadens our user base and therefore our donor base.

Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. If you don’t mind it going to cover our overhead, mark your donation to NMA General. To give you an idea of what your donation would do: USD 10 pays for our hosting costs for a month (at the moment) or an hour of administrative assistance. USD 50 allows us to take one of our RESERVE publications and release it for publication. USD 100 pays for 1TB backup for the scans and edited files. (Currently we have 5 TB data.) Larger donations in the past have paid for fast A3 scanners, website help, and hours of editing, as well as a start with putting our Library records online in a way that they will show up in professional library searches.

Thank you all, and enjoy the new and old treasures!


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